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MAST Master-Tutor, Bob M. has come up with some tips for the AP Physics 1 exam. He is an experienced teacher with 37+ years under his belt, teaching both AP Physics and IB Physics, so he knows the in's and out's of the AP Physics 1 Exam. We hope these tips will help your understanding and preparation for the exam!

AP Physics 1 Exam Tips

Posted by: Bob M. 
Date: May 7, 2018
Some simple advice for the upcoming AP Physics 1 Exam….

1. Get a decent night’s sleep

2. Become comfortable with the AP Physics 1 Exam Formula sheet

3. Have your supplies ready

4. In the AP Physics 1 exam, pace the MC

5. In the AP Physics 1 Exam FR section, there are 5 questions

6. SHOW your work!

7. On any graphs, show “labels” on the axes, and units if the graph has specific data to plot

8. Read over the whole test and see the broad scheme of things

9. If there is a problem that completely baffles you (and, alas, there probably will be one or two)… Slow down

10. The AP Physics 1 exam often has problems on the FR section with 3-4 parts

11. There are a few things that I can (fingers crossed) state that you will see on the AP Physics 1 exam. Somewhere, in MC, or a problem, but there have been some themes in all the exams I’ve looked at:

So, get some rest, have a little lunch (it is an afternoon exam after all), go in, and do your best.  Breathe in, breathe out, mutter things under your breath, but have a go and it will all work out.

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